Posted by: anonymous
2023-11-03 13:20:24
ID: 68731
I'm sorry to keep posting about this, but I can't talk to anyone about it IRL. And I'm sobbing right now. I logged into work this morning, and just started bawling. I still see Boss' calendar and name everywhere, but there's no Good Morning note, no back and forth jokes, etc. And it hit me. I know this whole thing is ridiculous, but I love him. There, I said it. It really feels like a break up. Or like my best friend moved away.
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Posted by: anonymous
2023-11-02 21:59:12
ID: 68730
2/2 - About 8 of us went to lunch afterwards. All of us ended up staying there for 3 hours. I sat in a booth next to him, I've never been that close to him for that long. Again, nothing inappropriate, there were other people there after all. But we definitely sat a little closer than we had to, touching legs and bumping shoulders when we were talking, sort of a little nudge when someone said something funny. He also smells really good LOL. We all had a really good time, telling stories, and it just felt good to be near him. As everyone was walking out, he put his arm around me, gave a big sigh, and just said my name. I put my arm around him and said, "I'm really going to miss you." We got to the parking lot, which was really small, another big hug, and just said we'll keep in touch. I didn't cry until the drive home. I meant everything I said to him. And now I know, he feels the same way.
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Posted by: anonymous
2023-11-02 21:49:00
ID: 68729
Welp, today was Boss' last day. I sent a very heartfelt note to him at the end of the day yesterday, and he sent the same back. Nothing inappropriate, but lots of heart emojis sent both ways. I have to say, I'm pretty good at expressing myself on paper, and I think he was a little overwhelmed by it - in a good way. I can be very sarcastic, so it's rare that I get that serious. I don't think he expected me to be so open and vulnerable and was a bit humbled. There was a little send off at the office today. Good to see everyone, but when we saw each other, he gave me the biggest hug and just said thank you. I think it was a bit of a thank you for everything, and thank you for the kind words yesterday, which I don't think he was expecting - cont'd (1/2)
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Posted by: anonymous
2023-10-28 02:18:05
ID: 68727
In response to a confession. Well you're definitely handling it appropriately!
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Posted by: anonymous
2023-10-27 16:33:18
ID: 68726
In response to a confession. We have each other's personal phone numbers. We have work phones, but sometimes need to use personal phones after hours for work stuff. I have an email already typed out that includes my personal email and a very sincere note that I plan to send to him on his last day. I do think we will keep in touch, but it will probably be sporadic and just brief notes. I know we would both love to work together again, so if that's possible, we would make it happen. But I don't know how likely that will be. I manage his calendar, so I automatically see his when I open mine. He cleaned it up yesterday and reassigned stuff, and now it's so empty. Kind of just getting real now.
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Posted by: anonymous
2023-10-26 21:27:53
ID: 68725
In response to a confession. Aw, that does suck. It always sucks to lose an awesome coworker in any capacity.. Hope you guys can keep in touch and maybe work together again one day. Do you have each other's personal info to stay in touch? Phone #, email, etc?
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Posted by: anonymous
2023-10-26 20:43:18
ID: 68724
So we just had an organizational All Hands meeting and Boss' boss gave a little farewell speech to Boss. One of the other managers, a super-cool guy who has worked with Boss for 14 years, gave a very heartfelt little speech and even got choked up. And dammit if I'm not crying like a baby right now. I was finally doing really well after initially finding out, and now I'm a mess again. I already have a very heartfelt, but appropriate, note already typed out that I plan to send to him on his last day. The team is all going to lunch with him (me included) that day, but there's no way I can get serious during that. I don't want to start crying in front of everyone. But he only has a week left, and it's really starting to sink in.
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Posted by: anonymous
2023-10-18 02:19:12
ID: 68722
I have a side-gig helping Veterans get the most disability as possible. Their claims are based off Dr visits while they were active duty. Some people waste my time by giving me files with over 1k pages, and 90% of it is from after they were discharged. It wastes many hours of my time. Paperwork is always disorganized, often getting many copies of the same paper. I have to comb through and read every page. On average, it takes me 6-8 hours per file. I organize then have to write down each injury + each date they went to the Dr for it. The fun part is reading Dr's handwritten notes to figure out the injury lol I love helping people, but they think they'll get more by padding their paperwork and it just doesn't work like that.
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Posted by: anonymous
2023-10-17 18:45:07
ID: 68721
In response to a confession. I am honestly much more upset about it than I thought I would be or probably than I should be. I think between my own marriage being kind of crappy (we're solidly in the roommate stage) and working from home and being a bit isolated, I just really appreciate feeling special to someone. It's nice to have someone who looks forward to "seeing" me every day and laughs at my jokes.
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Posted by: anonymous
2023-10-17 18:41:33
ID: 68720
In response to a confession. His last day is in 3 weeks. There are plans for our small, local team and him to go to lunch that day (we're all remote, so most of the team is not in the area). But that may be the last time I see him :( I do think we will chat from time to time, but it will probably be just a quick, "How are you doing?" note every once in a while. Hardly the same as our daily chats. All the feelings aside, we really do work very well together. I joked for him to take me with him. And he said that once he gets settled, and checks out the landscape, he will see about recommending people from our team as positions come available. And I'm at the top of that list. But that may not even be an option he has, and even if it is, we mostly likely wouldn't be working together again; just at the same organization. 1/2
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